We are looking forward to 2014 and seeing everyone again and meeting new guests. We have a few weeks that are set aside for hosted groups or our week to benefit BTT.
We have scheduled the dates March 26 to April 2, 2014 for the 3rd tagging challenge. Enjoy great saltwater fishing and help to gather the needed scientific data to help protect Belize's flats by spaghetti tagging bonefish and permit, dna testing tarpon and satellite tagging large tarpon - all in a day's fishing. Please contact us for more information.
Gary Eblen from American Fly Fishing Company will be returning with a group in March. Barry and Cathy Beck are returning in 2014 at the end of April for a hosted trip at the main Lodge. John Irwin is returning for two weeks at Long Caye. If you are new to saltwater or if you have wanted to try saltwater but not travel alone, these are great people to travel with, who know the ropes of saltwater fishing. If you would like more information, please let us know.
And remember, there is still time to book the 2013 special. Details below.
"Purchase any single angler package, the second person is FREE."
Same "Special" Package rates as 2011!
For guests who travel in the late summer and fall and for the price sensitive traveler, Belize River Lodge is again offering a great opportunity and at a discounted rate for those looking to fish the beautiful Flats of Central Belize from July thru December. As you make your summer and fall fishing plans, please keep in mind this great deal that BRL is offering.
This year's special is "purchase any single package and the second person is free" on any main Lodge or Long Caye Island Resort packages. Below are the weeks of the summer/fall special that is open.
September 15 to September 30 October 15 to October 31 November 1 to November 15 November 23 to November 30 December 12 to December 23
Please note that Belize River Lodge &/or Long Caye Island Resort have no preset arrival or departure days, so if you find better/cheaper airfare a day or two on either side of the "special weeks", as long as there is space, the special is valid. Please check with us.
Please note that Long Caye can take a maximum of 6 anglers, and with a group of either 4 or 6 anglers, guests can stay the entire time at the main Lodge, the entire time at Long Caye or split their time between BRL and Long Caye for the same price.
Below is the single angler pricing, which is shared between two anglers with the special. Other packages of more or less days available.4 Nights/3 Days is US$2,610.00 (single angler package), shared between two anglers, or US$1,305.00 per person, based on double occupancy. This is approximately US$435.00 per day, per angler for 3 days guided fishing, all meals, accommodations & Belize Taxes. Regular 4 Nights/3 Days Lodge Fishing Package is US$1,988.00 per person, based on double occupancy. 5 Nights/4 Days is US$3,360.00 (single angler package), shared between two anglers, or US$1,680.00 per person, based on double occupancy. This is approximately US$420.00 per day, per angler for 4 days guided fishing, all meals, accommodations & Belize Taxes. Regular 5 Nights/4 Days Lodge Fishing Package is US$2,560.00 per person, based on double occupancy. 7 Nights/6 Days is US$4,825.00 (single angler package), shared between two anglers, or US$2,412.50 per person, based on double occupancy. This is approximately US$402.00 per day, per angler for 6 days guided fishing, all meals, accommodations & Belize Taxes. Regular 7 Nights/6 Days Lodge Fishing Package is US$3,668.00 per person, based on double occupancy. 8 Nights/7 Days is US$5,391.00 (single angler package), shared between two anglers, or US$2,695.50 per person, based on double occupancy. This is approximately US$385.00 per day, per angler for 7 days guided fishing, all meals, accommodations & Belize Taxes. Regular 8 Nights/7 Days Lodge Fishing Package is US$4,100.00 per person, based on double occupancy.
BRL Fishing Package Includes: Round trip airport transfers in Belize - meeting & checkout services, accommodations, daily housekeeping, all meals - including a box lunch, soda & drinking water, guided fishing, skiff & fuel, Belize taxes of 9% Hotel Tax & 12.5% GST tax. BRL Fishing Package Does Not Include: Airfare to & from Belize, fishing equipment & tackle, Belize Fishing License (US$25.00 per week, per angler), alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, Belize Departure Tax (approximately US$39.75 per person - included in ticket or paid at Airport)* Promotion is based on double occupancy - both guests sharing room and guide, at BRL main Lodge, minimum of 2 anglers. * Promotion for Long Caye is based on a minimum of 4 anglers, based on double occupancy with both guests sharing room and guide. The Fishing:
When serious anglers are looking for the greatest variety of game fish species for fly fishing and light tackle and at the same time the very best variety of fishing environments with the least fishing pressure and with some of the best guides in Belize, then the coast of CENTRAL BELIZE and Belize River Lodge is their choice.
TARPON, PERMIT, SNOOK AND BONEFISH make up the Super Grand slam and are also the four primary game fish species caught at Belize River Lodge. Our fishing area is one of the best areas in Belize to consistently catch snook ranging from 6 to 25 pounds, all sizes of tarpon from baby to over 100 lbs, bonefish from 1 to 6 pounds and Permit from 6 to 20 pounds. These and other game fish including snappers, jacks, 'cudas, and ladyfish are caught in this area any day of the year.
The many different species and wide variety of fishing environments that include FLATS, channels, mangroves, reefs and rivers are the main attractions, and create some really good fishing in summer and fall months offer good fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook. Weather determines where we fish, whether flats, channels, rivers, etc, but you have the opportunity to fish for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook year round, along with more species variety, such as jacks, snappers, ladyfish, tripletail, 'cuda's etc. We look at fishing as good, better and best time frames as there is no bad time to fish.
The biggest factor to affect our fishing (as with anywhere) is weather. On any day of the year in the tropics, Belize can have rain or wind or can be sunny, calm and great fishing weather. Ideally, everyone wants to sight cast the Flats, and so do BRL guides; however, if it is rainy and overcast or windy, then the visibility on the flats can be low, and the guides will try a few different options to get you into fish. ~ Find the flats on the leeward side of islands ~ Blindcast to spots they know ~ Fish the three different river systems for tarpon and snook ~ Fish deeper channels ~ Most other methods to try and fish in inclement weatherEveryday is different and the guides choose how and where to fish depending on what you would like to catch and what the weather and tides are doing.
HURRICANES: As we know that anglers worry about hurricane season, here are a few points: 1. BRL monitors and prudently advises our scheduled guests and their agents of any hurricane that might affect their fishing trip. And We will properly advise and transfer our guests to the airport for early departure before the airport gets busy, should a hurricane be threatening.
2. BRL will extend full credit for up to one year for a trip that is postponed due to hurricane, prior to arrival in Belize. Credit for one year will also be given for unused fishing days due to hurricane early departure. No one will lose payments made to BRL for a fishing trip that may have to be cancelled or postponed due to a hurricane.
3. There is flight insurance should airline flights have to be cancelled because of a hurricane threat. This is the only insurance that we recommend, as this will fully insure being able to reschedule at your convenience for the upcoming year.